Friday, 15 May 2009

Mobile phones - a tool for social change

Looking to do something a little different? Would you like to learn about how to use technology more effectively to promote social change? Why not attend a Mobile Active event.
"Mobile Active is a community of people and organizations using mobile phones for social impact. They are committed to increasing the effectiveness of NGOs around the world who recognize that the 3.5 billion mobile phones provide unprecedented opportunities for organizing, communications, and service and information delivery." - Mobile Active 2009

They're holding a bar camp - Mobile Tech 4 Social Change - in London, UK on 23rd May 2009.

Or if you live on the east coast of Canada why not check out the Mobile Tech 4 Social Change bar camp on 23 May 2009 in Halifax.

Each event includes

  • interactive discussions
  • hands-on-demos
  • collaborations about ways to use, deploy, develop and promote mobile technology in health, advocacy, economic development, environment, human rights, citizen media, to name a few areas.

Participants for Mobile Tech 4 Social Change barcamps include nonprofits, mobile app developers, researchers, donors, intermediary organizations, and mobile operators.

For more information go to http://mobileactive.org/.